What would you do if you learned your whole life was a lie? Join the rebellion, of course. However, the commitment this protagonist makes to the rebellion will cost him his life, his body, and maybe even his morals & trust me, you are going to want to see how this brilliant plan goes down. I’ll be really honest and admit I steered clear of this book because of the hype. That was such a mistake! I bought it on a whim, and it totally sucked me in. I read it in one day and began the sequel immediately. If you enjoy books like The Hunger Games or Ender’s Game, this is something you definitely will want to check out. This book is smart enough for both mature high school readers and adults to be completely satisfied.
The Earth is dying. Darrow is a Red, a miner in the interior of Mars. His mission is to extract enough precious elements to one day tame the surface of the planet and allow humans to live on it. The Reds are humanity’s last hope.
Or so it appears, until the day Darrow discovers it’s all a lie. That Mars has been habitable – and inhabited – for generations, by a class of people calling themselves the Golds. A class of people who look down on Darrow and his fellows as slave labour, to be exploited and worked to death without a second thought.